Elisabeth LaMotte

Hit Man

By Elisabeth LaMotte / June 11, 2024

Freudian theory has many limitations and a lot of the original ideas are so sexist they are not even worthy of serious discussion. Nevertheless, Sigmund Freud was the very first to identify and explore the existence of the unconscious mind – a concept that has become central to modern psychology and to understanding human motivations…

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Where Can We Find Inspiration During Such Challenging Times?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / May 6, 2024

We can all use a bright shining spark of inspiration and it was overwhelmingly joyful to find a gigantic dose of it on Thursday evening at LearnServe International’s annual gala. LearnServe International is a local non-profit organization that understands and believes in the power of young people to create necessary social change. Their programs help…

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Dear Edward

By Elisabeth LaMotte / April 30, 2024

A few months ago, my college age daughter, (an English major) suggested that I read Dear Edward. Then, while we were traveling together for spring break, she noticed me reading the book as recommended and expressed surprised concern that I would pick a book about a plane crash while navigating various legs of air travel.…

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Kimberly Akimbo

By Elisabeth LaMotte / January 10, 2024

Kimberly Akimbo, the most awarded musical of the 2023 Tony Awards, announced that it will hold its final Broadway performance on April 28th, 2024. If you have teenagers in your family or college students willing to hang with you over spring break, consider a family road trip to NYC to catch the show. Victoria Clark,…

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How Can We Help Communities Deal with Environmental Challenges?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / January 10, 2024

Rachel Forbes, MSW, and Kelly Smith, DSW, collaborated to create the NASW Press publication EcoSocial Work: Environmental Practice and Advocacy. It was humbling and memorable to discuss how climate change and environmental challenges are reshaping our world. https://www.socialworkers.org/News/Social-Work-Talks-Podcast/EP108-EcoSocial-Work Rachel Forbes is an Associate Professor of the Practice of Social Work and Western Colorado MSW Program…

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The Holdovers

By Elisabeth LaMotte / December 25, 2023

If your young adult children are home for the holidays, consider bonding while viewing The Holdovers which is available to stream on multiple platforms. The attached New York Times review captures a lot of what makes the film heartwarming and worthwhile. As a therapist, what the review leaves out that will be relevant to viewers…

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Terms of Endearment

By Elisabeth LaMotte / November 28, 2023

I came across this moving review of multiple Oscar winner Terms of Endearment and memories of Emma, Aurora, Flap and Patsy felt like resisting old friends. Then I watched the four minute and twenty second trailer and quickly became a tear soaked puddle. The film’s centerpiece – the exceedingly real mother-daughter/ Aurora-Emma duo, inspire us…

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Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow

By Elisabeth LaMotte / October 29, 2023

Tomorrow and, Tomorrow and, Tomorrow’s book jacket describes a “love story you haven’t heard before”. This provocative welcome offers a fitting invitation to enter the page turning journey of Sadie, Sam and Marx – three super smart college students at MIT and Harvard, making their way in the gaming industry. The love story is new…

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What is EMDR Therapy?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / September 7, 2023

I completed the level one EMDR training in 1998 and this groundbreaking way of healing has evolved deeply over time. What an honor to speak with Deany Laliotis LICSW about her monumental contributions to the development of relational EMDR therapy. Listen to Social Work Talks wherever you get your podcasts or check out the links…

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What does it mean to practice social work in an on-line world?

By Elisabeth LaMotte / August 7, 2023

Social workers understand that change is important and necessary. During times of crisis, we can find a myriad of opportunities, especially if we are willing to adapt and pivot. This is one of many inspiring themes discussed during a wonderful conversation with Liam O’Sullivan and David Wilkerson. The authors joined me as guests of the…

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